10-Second Bio: George Zamora, UCOP Pride Steering Committee member
Policy and Program Analyst George Zamora is a member of the UCOP Pride Steering Committee — and he’s been a member of this employee resource group (ERG) for nearly 11 years! Learn what inspires George, at work, at home and within UCOP Pride.
Name: George Zamora
Title: Policy and Program Analyst
Department/Unit: Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs – Student Policies and Governance
When you started working at UCOP: July 2009
What you do at UCOP in 5 words or less: Address elected student leaders’ needs
The best part about working for OP: Interfacing with students and colleagues from across the University of California system
Something your colleagues don’t know about you: The FBI tried to recruit me when I was in high school.
One weird fact about the town you grew up in: Pico Rivera, California, was founded in 1958 from the merger of the unincorporated communities of Pico (named for Pío Pico, California’s last Mexican governor before the state entered the union in 1850) and Rivera.
If you could have any job in the world (besides the one you have now), it would be: Chef and recipe book writer
Employee resource group you co-lead: UCOP Pride
How long you’ve been a member: ~11 years
Your favorite part about belonging to this ERG: Collaborating with and learning from queer colleagues
Why you hope other colleagues will consider joining your ERG: UCOP Pride is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and justice. It’s a flat organization — Steering Committee members have equal status when it comes to planning and decision-making.
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